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Record Recoveries under False Claims Act

Posted in False Claims / Qui Tam
  The Justice Department confirmed in a release issued on December 4 that it has been a record year for recoveries from the False Claims Act.  In fact 2012 garnered the DOJ the “largest annual recovery in Department history.” Most of the recoveries were from actions filed under the whistleblower/qui tam provisions of the FCA.  The DOJ release notes, “Of … Continue Reading

IRS issues proposed whistleblower rule today

Posted in Tax Whistleblowers
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is publishing today a new proposed regulation for its whistleblower reward program. In today’s Federal Register, the new regulation makes clear that whistleblowers can receive a reward for providing information that prevents the IRS from issuing a refund that is not actually owed under law.   The new regulation resolves an issue raised last year by … Continue Reading